Reports Report 4916a (Event 4916-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4916-2017
Observer
NameMatthew M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThe fireball was brief, but its flash lit up the campground at Big Bend, even with the full moon shining. The timing at 6:30 is an approximation. I didn’t have a watch on me, but the time should be within 15 minutes of when the event occurred.
Location
AddressBig Bend National Park, TX
Latitude29° 16' 32.38'' N (29.28°)
Longitude 103° 18' 9.5'' W (-103.3°)
Elevation1564.57m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-05 06:30 CST
UT Date & Time2017-12-05 12:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle166°
Moving
Facing azimuth46.36°
First azimuth51.69°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth72.06°
Last elevation40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorBlue, Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length18°
RemarksThe fireball left a glowing trail that shone brightly for around a second before quickly fading. The trail was extremely bright, even with the full moon out.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-